June 22, 2017

Did You Know? (and skin care giveaway)

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Although the I On Youth Collection by Irene Michaels sponsored this post and provided me with product and compensation, all opinions and text are my own

I grew up with lots of sayings and wives tales in our family. Did you?

I remember my mom continually assuring me that since my hair was so fine, it would grow in thicker if we kept cutting it, so therefore I lived the first 12  years of my life with hair that looked like a boy.

Live and learn. True story, but the cosmetology “fact” passed on by my mom? Not true.

I also heard in high school that for every night I didn’t wash off my make up it would take off years from my life. Ok, maybe not my life, but it would add years of age onto my face.

For those that have read here for any length of time, you know I struggle with the little disciplines of life. So when I’m exhausted after a long day, the last thing I feel the need to do is wash my face. But then I heard that “statistic” and every night, yes, decades later,  there’s still that little voice that whispers to me, “You’ll add years to your face.”

And so this is one little discipline I haven’t let slide. No matter how tired I am, I at least wash any foundation or powder off (forget the mascara, that’s a whole new level of work if I’m exhausted).

A survey showed that 1 out of 3 women slept in their makeup at least twice a week. I wonder if they heard that piece of “advice” that I did years ago? I don’t think so. 😉

I always thought it was a wives tale, so I did a little research and did you know that it wasn’t too far off. Leaving your makeup on is NOT for those who want to their face to grow old gracefully.

A 20 something girl was curious about this “wives tale” as well, so she launched an experiment through a dermatologist to see the results of  sleeping in makeup for one month straight.

They did a before/after exam of her skin and at the end of 30 days, under review by dermatologist, it showed that her skin aged a decade. Seriously? I could not even believe it. Now, the dermatologist assured her it wasn’t permanent damage, but it showed the possibilities of what would happen long term.

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I’m at the age where I am all about investing in quality skin care and am still in the “Try them out” and then advise stage.

I was sent a collection from I On Youth by Irene Michaels to try and I get to giveaway a few products too. This would make a perfect gift for the holidays.

Also, based on my above convo, I’m all about makeup remover wipes in all forms. It goes back to the importance of removing your makeup and these make it so easy.

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Facial serums have become incredibly popular as the new anti aging wonder and this was main item that I was anxious to try. Facial serums are known for smoothing fine lines, making skin look fresher, younger and healthier, but the ones I’ve looked in come with hefty price tags (upwards of $100+.) Honestly, I’m at the place now where if I find a product that works wonders I will invest in it, but often I find that lower priced ones work well too, so I’ve enjoyed using this.

I’ve only been using the  I On Youth Collection by Irene Michaels Roll-On Serum for two weeks, so I will need to follow up with long term results, but so far, it leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft. I love that the  stainless steel roller allows for precise application so no serum is wasted. I use it after cleansing but before moisturizing since they aren’t made to take the place of moisturizers.

It contains hyaluronic acid, a powerful ingredient in luxury skincare, moisture is bound to the skin for all-day comfort.  They state that it increases the rate of cellular renewal to reveal younger skin, giving your complexion a refreshed, youthful appearance. We all want that.
What I’m really excited about is their special offer and this product is SO worth it!! When you purchase a Roll-On Serum from the I On Youth Collection by Irene Michaels on Amazon, you can get an additional Roll-On Serum for FREE! Just use the following promo code at checkout: F73RX2A8. Act quickly, as the offer expires on December 27. Some restrictions apply.

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Now a bit more about my giveaway (and the founder, who some make recognize).

Share your best skin care secret in my main comments section below for a chance to win free I On Youth products.

On December 9 I will randomly select one commenter to receive the I On Youth Gel Cream Cleanser (love how this works – gentle, natural emollient and lubricant), Color Correcting Cream (perfect for correcting skin tone and pigment issues) and Makeup Remover Wipes.

For an extra entry, like and/or share this post on Facebook.

*Giveaway is open to United States residents only. Product and shipping provided by I On Youth Collection

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The I On Youth Collection was founded by Irene Michaels, a savvy Chicago-based entrepreneur known for her recurring role on General Hospital in the 1990s. Irene is a timeless beauty who continues to reinvent herself and inspire others to look their very best. She has taken on the roles of model, actress, producer, publisher, and inside journalist throughout her career. She is a firm believer that with consistent use of high quality skin care ingredients and a healthy lifestyle, everyone can look and feel beautiful regardless of their age. The I On Youth Collection provides skin that feels nourished, cleansed and toned and is available exclusively on Amazon.com.

The I On Youth Collection was founded by Irene Michaels, a savvy Chicago-based entrepreneur known for her recurring role on General Hospital in the 1990s. Irene is a timeless beauty who continues to reinvent herself and inspire others to look their very best. She has taken on the roles of model, actress, producer, publisher, and inside journalist throughout her career. She is a firm believer that with consistent use of high quality skin care ingredients and a healthy lifestyle, everyone can look and feel beautiful regardless of their age. The I On Youth Collection provides skin that feels nourished, cleansed and toned and is available exclusively on Amazon.com.

Although the I On Youth Collection sponsored this post and provided me with product and compensation, all opinions and text are my own.


Comments

  1. Melissa Einersen says:

    Always moisturize.

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  2. I love making kale smoothies! It makes my skin brighten up 🙂

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  3. Nancy Morrison says:

    Drink plenty of water to keep skin hydrated.

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  4. Cyndy bunn says:

    My best piece of advice for face care is to clean your face with non-alcohol witch hazel or with apple cider vinegar diluted with water. Then I moisturizer with jojoba oil. I would love to try these products!

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    Jen Reply:

    @Cyndy bunn, I’ve used witch hazel before too, but it’s been awhile. I’ll need to get mine back out. 🙂

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  5. I always wash off makeup before going to bed. I’m always on the hunt for good anti aging stuff too.

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  6. Dana Tiner says:

    Always cleanse and moisturize, but there is NOTHING like plenty of sleep (and be sure to drink lots of water) for good, healthy skin!!!

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  7. I use Coconut oil on a cotton ball to clean off makeup followed by a clean damp towel.
    Follow this with a moisturizer. I feel like the Coconut oil moistens my skin.

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  8. I shared on facebook for an extra entry.

    Thank you for the offer!

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  9. My best tip is to make sure to moisturize in the morning and evening.
    Thank you!

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  10. Elizabeth says:

    Using hempseed oil to remove makeup

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  11. Patricia Espinoza says:

    I have very sensitive skin so I love using Cetaphil, very gentle. 🙂

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  12. I try to always wash at night, as tired as I am. At 55 my skin feels dull. After applying my blush and bronzer a gently swipe on some coconut oil and it gives a nice glow! Good-bye dull, at least for a few hours!

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  13. Catherine l. says:

    I know this is gonna sound weird but as of right now I’m using e.v.o.o. on my face as a moisturizer. It won’t erase the wrinkles. Face it ladies when they appear they’re here forever but it has softened them and my face.

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  14. Susan Hatcher says:

    I don’t have any good tips…but I do not ever leave makeup on overnight. I do try to moisturize daily. I would love to try these products. Thanks.

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  15. I always wash my face at night before going to bed and wear sunscreen under my makeup.

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  16. Cari Webb says:

    I do some simple facial exercises. It feels good and helps my face (and makes my kids laugh).

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  17. I love using a color corrector under my eyes to brighten the under-eye dark circle area. Also love Jane Iredale’s powder base which glides on wonderfully and has the best coverage, and also “kills” the redness on my cheeks from rosacea.
    Also using a retinoid is proven to be one of the best anti-agers available today.
    Hoping I win!! But if I do not—congrats to the winner!

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  18. Krista White says:

    Use your ring finger when applying under eye creme/cosmetics since it is the weakest of your fingers and will pull the delicate skin the least.

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  19. Annamarie V says:

    The only must I do with my skincare is moisturize, I am not the best with cleanser and toner but I always use moisturizer.

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  20. Great skin comes with care 🙂 Use sunscreen at a young age to preserve your aging skin. Apply a punctured vitamin E capsule on face for youthful looking skin in the morning 🙂 It’s crazy how soft and youthful your skin looks in the morning after applying pure vitamin E. Lastly ~ drink plenty of water to keep yourself and skin hydrated.

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  21. Susan Hatcher says:

    I liked the post on FB.

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  22. Remove make up every night.

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  23. Get plenty of rest, use sunscreen and drink lots of water.

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  24. sheri grennille says:

    I use sunscreen every day.

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  25. I believe in toner and have heard that a mix of water and apple cider vinegar is a natural way to go.

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  26. Eat well, drink plenty of water, and get enough sleep.

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  27. Sunscreen and moisturizer, and try to eat healthy.

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  28. Exfoliate exfoliate exfoliate! It is amazing how much just a little exfoliation can brighten up your skin tone. Last Christmas I received a Clarisonic and love it dearly but there are tons of great exfoliating cleansers out there that do a great job too.

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  29. A long time ago I read in a magazine a beautiful celebrity, I forget who, was asked her secret for keeping her skin youthful. She said first and foremost, drinking lots of water. I thought, that’s easy, I can do that! Drinking eight glasses of water a day is good for lots of other reasons too, so I hydrate continuously as I go about my day.

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  30. I liked this post on Facebook.

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  31. Drink plenty of water and yes, wash your face every night before bed. Then moisturize.
    As I have aged my skin as gotten drier so I use a creamy moisturizer at night and a lotion with sunscreen during the day.

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  32. Moisturizer really does make a difference – day and night!

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  33. grammy goodwill says:

    My mom’s best beauty advice that I’ve passed on to my daughter is to keep your hands off your face. They should only be on your face when you’re washing or moisturizing.

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  34. Fran K Arnold says:

    I can’t believe I just turned 60! Where did all the time go? Now I’m noticing all kinds of things wrong with my skin like dryness, skin discoloration etc.

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  35. Christa Graham says:

    This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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    Christa Graham Reply:

    @Christa Graham, oh, and drink lots of water (I forgot to post a skincare secret).

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  36. Avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen to protect against accidental sun exposure.

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  37. Use coconut oil to remove your makeup before going to bed, even the eye makeup and lipstick!

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  38. I’m at that age where I’m starting to pay more attention to my skin too! I wish I hadn’t taken it for granted when freckles were my biggest worry!

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  39. I use a mixture of different products! I love using witch hazel!

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  40. Nicole Ackerman says:

    I think staying hydrates is incredibly important!

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